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Councilman confronts burglar

He heard a strange noise, then received quite a shock. A Lexington city leader is telling WKYT about his run-in with a burglar.

Councilman Doug Martin came face to face with the burglar at his Lexington home. He told WKYT the experience has him rattled.

The visit is not exactly one you want to wake up to on a weekend.

"My wife went out for a run Saturday morning and I heard someone come in and I left my bedroom and said who's there and immediately a intruder started running out my front door," recalls Councilman Doug Martin.

Lexington's 10th District Councilman talked with WKYT about the unsettling experience. He says the intruder is about 40-years-old, around 5'10", 250 pounds with a dark, balding and round face.

"It was just a shock and it makes you feel unsafe."

Even though the man didn't get away with anything, Martin still called police and recommends anyone else in a similar situation do the same.

"If you don't call 911 the police don't really know about it. And they can't track patterns of crime in your neighborhood."

At a time when police budgets and benefits are a big issue at city council meetings, Councilman Martin applauded their work.

"We deal with the police all the time down at the city, and obviously we're all having budget problems, but these guys, you just couldn't ask for a better response and more professional and knowledgeable individuals," notes Martin.

Police are still searching for the burglar.

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